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First Fresno County case of West Nile Virus confirmed

The Fresno County Department of Public Health has received confirmation that an adult male Southwest Fresno resident is the first West Nile Virus positive human case in Fresno County in 2014.

California chicken linked to salmonella recalled

(AP) — A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

Fresno State ranks among affordable universities

Fresno State was ranked among the most affordable universities in the country in a new report by the U.S. Department of Education.

Gerawan Farming raises base pay to $11 an hour

As the United Farm Workers continues its quest to represent the farm workers at Gerawan Farms, the family-owned peach and table grape grower today increased base pay for its farm workers from $10 to $11 an hour.

Keller Motors to support West Hills scholarships

West Hills College FirebaughStudents of West Hills College campuses will be getting support through a new pledge to its President's Scholars Program from Keller Motors auto dealership in Hanford.

Westlands Solar Park plan lands major investor

The proposed Westlands Solar Park has landed a major investor and a power-purchase agreement with the City of Anaheim.Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm CIM Group announced this week it has partnered with Westside Holdings, LLC, to invest in the proposed Westlands Solar Park — a master planned development located in a state competitive renewable energy zone that covers 24,000 acres.

Fresno general plan calls for infill

Fresno is expected to grow by an additional 50 square miles by 2035.The City of Fresno released its draft General Plan this week, making way for 9,500 additional parcels and more infill development to handle an estimated 771,000 residents by the year 2035.

Valley communities get park grants

Several San Joaquin Valley communities are getting an infusion of cash to create or improve parks, with Fresno getting the lion's share of $1.48 million.

Vallarta Supermarkets to open third Fresno store

Noyan/Frazier Properties has reached a contract with Vallarta Supermarkets to open a third location in Fresno at the southwest corner of Clinton and Weber avenues in the planned Mid State Shopping Center.

Diaz tapped as Fresno State arts dean

Dr. Jose DiazDr. Jose A. Diaz was announced as interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State to serve a one-year term.